Tesla’s future plans are Supercharged
Tesla Model S
Tesla are back in the news with their mention of plans to unveil a new fast-charging system towards the beginning of next year that will transfer driving range at a rate of 300 miles – 483km – per hour.
The company’s chief technology office has revealed that Tesla has developed a 90kW, 440-volt ‘Supercharger’ that will be capable of recharging a vehicle with a 300-mile range, in sixty minutes, with the insistence that this is not in fact, science-fiction.
That mention becomes relevant when one considers that their new ‘Supercharger’ technology will be about five times faster than the existing 240-volt high-power home wall charger – which can recharge the equivalent of 100km per hour, and ten times faster than their 50km-range/hour mobile connector, designed to be used when away from home.
However considering the stats of the Supercharger, this won’t be something that you can use from your house, or something that you could use everyday, they instead will be set up at convenient locations along major US interstates for quick refuels during road trips.
One cannot observe that this news comes just as Tesla have started delivering their first mainstream Model S luxury sedans to their US customers.
The Model S is originally available only with a single high-performance 85kWh battery pack which offers a range of 483km of pure electric driving between charges. Its flagship Signature Performance model is capable of producing 310kW of power and 600Nm.
Tesla also plan to launch two cheaper Model S variants, one with a 40kWh battery and the other with a 60kWh one, each of them providing maximum driving ranges of 257km and 370km respectively
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